It is a time-honored fact that any civilian police force can reduce its entire police force to only the patrol division, and all other auxiliary extra police sections can be effectively reduced or eliminated. The Patrol Division is the backbone of any police force and can be easily adapted to serve any community.
My poor beloved and besieged police force has evolved into a bureaucratic corrupted nightmare for which there is no immediate foreseeable end. Rather than cutting enhanced specialized units and reassigning personnel to the Patrol Division, the police administration has elected to cut services to the general public; i.e. not responding to non-injury traffic collisions. Even in the remotest setting, responding to all types of traffic collisions is rudimentary and essential in any community, as these types of incidents can evolve easily into much more serious and complex situations. Traffic control, by trained personnel, is mandatory, so that the situation does not incur even more damage or maybe additional injury or death.
I reiterate, whoever came up with this idea of police not responding to non-injury traffic accidents is dumber than a rock. And, also to point out the waste by this present police administration, there is or was until just recently, for years a police lieutenant making $125,000 to $220,000 with benefits per year, whose only duties were to maintain
and transport a portable office to critical police scenes, and make sure there was plenty of liquid refreshments in the cooler chest, for the real working police officers that were called out to handle a critical incident for an extended period of time. I could go on and on, but you get the point, I hope.
I am sure that the thirty-three detectives currently assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau that do not investigate any criminal offences would not suffer too much discomfort if they were to be periodically assigned to take traffic collision reports occasionally, for the betterment of the community.
spare anyone, since they haven’t even addressed the five Internal Affairs Complaints that I submitted against supervisory staff in February of 2012 as of yet; of course, it has only been a couple of years, so I am still waiting.
The underlying issue is that this police administration must contend with the fact that they all have been made acutely aware of certain criminal acts, including multiple murders, whereby they are directly complicit, and some more directly involved than others.
or else they too have committed a felony crime.
The impetus for justice to come about is the constant exposure of these criminal acts, to be fresh and refreshed in the public’s mind and heart, on a continual basis, as long as there is depth, breath and life in this body.
Allegedly, whether it be on a national basis — such as The Benghazi murder Scandal, The IRS Scandal, The Affordable Care Act Fraud, The Sandy Hook False Flag, or the latest Illegal Immigration Migration Invasion — or on the local level — such as the 2007 murder of LVMPD Officer Kevin Scott Dailey, the 2001 murder of CCDC Inmate Phillip LeMann, the 2004 billion-dollar theft from Nevada taxpayers that ended up in a private company called EICON, or the $68 million fraudulent LVMPD Police Radio System that still doesn’t work — keep these incidents in the back of your mind until resolved.
I implore you as voters: think very carefully this election, as your future and your family’s future depends on your involvement and understanding of the real behind-the-scenes issues facing us all now.
Learn to read between the lines, ask questions, become involved and explore and understand the Constitution of your country — it is a magnificent document — and help root out the real traitors of America.
I am in the process of establishing a non-profit organization called “Anti-Corruption Coalition of Nevada” (Anti-Corps), dedicated solely for the purpose of exposing corruption and criminal activity in our local and state government. Wish me luck!
Everyone stay safe and trust in God.
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Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He has been a candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, with the intention of bringing integrity and accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit against LVMPD in 2011. Martines now
contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on the Face the Tribune radio program several times to share his plan for a better LVMPD.